Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Word Wednesdays: Anastrophe

noun
def.: reversing word order for rhetorical effect
as in
While it may seem as if Yoda was obsessed with anastrophe, a trait that immortalized many of his lines, some have argued that his unusual word order was not intentional, but rather a result of English not being his first language.
If you want to explore this further, *B-LING* offers an in-depth look at Yoda’s syntax.

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